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07 Feb 20201 minute read

EV without human controls set for roads

ECAtoday
EV without human controls set for roads

A self-driving electric vehicle without human controls, such as steering wheels or pedals, has been granted permission to test on the roads for the first time in the USA.

The vehicle, manufactured by Nuro, is called the R2. The car has a top speed of just 25 mph, which was a major factor in US transportation officials giving the green light to test.

"Moving forward, we must modernize the existing regulations that never envisioned a vehicle without a driver or occupants, and everyone in the industry must work to ensure self-driving technology is tested and deployed in the safest possible vehicles”, commented Nuro co-founder Dave Ferguson.

Autonomous delivery start-up Nuro secured over £500 million in funding last year from investors.

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